Our sexuality is a God-given blessing, but when used wrongly it can cause great damage. Be cautious of evil disguised as good. Just because it feels good, and everyone is doing it in the highly sex-crazed society we live in, doesn’t make sexual sin okay!
On the contrary, like all sin, sexual sin involves deception. A superficial attraction, that ultimately leads to ruin and destruction! And negatively impacts more than just ourselves.
Created by God, to be enjoyed within the confines of marriage, the enemy of our souls has perverted this beautiful gift from God, and multitudes are caught up in the counterfeit perversion which emanates from the bottomless pit of hell!
The hook-up culture, illicit adulterous affairs, sexual perversion in all its forms, abuse and molestation of children, as well as incest, will ultimately end in destruction and ruin, if left to continue unchecked!
‘For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil’. But in the end she is ‘bitter as gall’ and following that path leads to ‘death’ and ‘the grave’. Proverbs 5: 3-5
With internet pornography readily available, sexual images all around us, and a culture that encourages us to seek sexual ‘fulfilment’, it may seem that you are fighting a loosing battle trying to free yourself from the stranglehold you find yourself in.
For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. Proverbs 5: 21-22
An excerpt from the inspirational Non-fiction book: From The Pit to The Palace, A Story of Redemption:
I became involved in shady relationships and I lost touch with my soul as I became entrenched in the sordid world of darkness. Raging emotions of hatred, anger, bitterness, rejection, and self-rejection, fuelled by ever-increasing alcohol usage, drove me. All I wanted to do was escape my hopeless reality but peace eluded me.
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance which is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. Ephesians 4:18-19
And you are right! This battle cannot be won by sheer willpower. The Powerful Presence of God working in our lives, coupled with radical obedience to God’s Word, is our ticket to Freedom. Not only from sexual sin, but all sin plaguing mankind! An exilirating life of purity, peace and pure joy is available.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1
Keep away from the path you will regret. When we ignore this advice it is possible to waste, and end our lives full of regrets. Don’t flirt with temptation; instead flee!
Joyce Meyer writes, ‘Wisdom is our friend; it helps us not to live in regret. I think the saddest thing in the world would be to reach old age and look back at my life and feel nothing but regret about what I did or did not do. Wisdom helps us make choices now that we will be happy with later.’